Maria Elisabeth was the first child of Maria Theresa.
Born in 1737 she died in 1740
Maria Elisabeth was born on February 5th 1737 at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, and was an Archduchess by birth.
She would quickly become the favourite child of her parents. A lively and lovely child, her grandfather, Emperor Charles VI often spoke lovingly and open pleasure of his eldest granddaughter.
On 7 June 1740, the Archduchess began suffering stomach cramps and vomiting.
Marie Elisabeth died that day, aged 3, in the arms of her father. She was buried in the Imperial Crypt, Vienna.
One of her younger sisters was also given the name of Maria Elisabeth.